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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
quote million americans will benefit from it, but it is good for the economy, because if they have extra money in the pocket, they will spend it, and that is held p pful to the -- helpful t the economy, and so businesses will see people coming in with a little extra cash to spend, and we are hoping that with the people behind it, it will put pressure on the congress to do something. >> and we have heard the counter argument that raising the federal minimum wage will reduce the number of jobs available and hurt small businesses.
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
not a free lunch, but doesn't slam the economy with a lot of job loss. there may be a little bit of job loss, but not too much. business absorbs the cost, they pass them on to the customers or stockholders in the form of lower profits. so it takes the income in the middle and redistributes it towards the bottom. who knows whether it has a serious chance of passing? but that is a serious chance of passing the inequality. >> and it is kind of a dirty word in american politics. but as i understand the white house's theory at this point in time i think they see the economy has having changed in certain ways, such as a lot of gains are going to keep up with it at the top. and a lot of gains are going to corporate profits. one role for the government to play, that sharing has to come from government policy. they see that as what you need to keep a strong consensus for sort of a pro-growth capitalism. i want to see if you agree with it. >> one of the things i remember talking about in 2008, when very few people knew who austin goolsby, he would say this is a really wonky thing, one thing v
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 8:00pm PST
republicans' presidents' day sale on the economy a total bust. tonight the truth on our spending problem. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> there you go. good job. >> four years after the stimulus saved us from depression, republicans are dragging us into recession. >> spending is the problem. >> tonight the facts versus republican fantasy on the economy and the sequester. >> we have had a massive cover-up on the part -- >> but a massive cover-up of what? >> john mccain is at it again. >> do you care whether four americans died? >> retired colonel lawrence wilkerson on the blind republican rage over benghazi. >>> the luv gov is hitting the trail again. >> i'm a bottom line kind of guy. it's going to hurt. >> we'll show you his questionable ad. >>> plus, marco rubio disagrees with his own immigration plan because the president likes it. >>> mississippi finally got around to banning slavery this month. >>> and the oscar-nominated movie "silver linings playbook" is shining new light on treating mental illness. director david o. russell joins me tonight for the conversatio
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
. tonight i'll expose how it's seriously going to kill the economy. liberals, hold your ground. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> are you willing to see a bunch of first responders lose their job because you want to protect some special interest tax loophole? >> the president takes his case to the people as the two salesmen for republican austerity are mobbed by protesters. >> pay your share of taxes. >> pay your tax. >> tonight, "time's" michael grunwald, jonathan alter and katrina vanden heuvel on how to dismantle the austerity bomb. >> 10,000 bucks? >>> the godfather of the conservative movement offers romney pocket change to anyone who can save the republican party. i'll show you why it's a lost cause. >>> plus, a virginia pizza shop owner uses a sick promotion to sell pies and push the nra agenda. >>> the beltway press takes their eye off the ball, complaining about bohm and tiger woods. the least popular senator is desperately attacking ashley judd. and david corn, the co-author of "hubris" and co-author of the msnbc documentary tells me what was left out. >> i'm sur
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 9:00am PST
thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loophole that is benefit only the healthiest americans and biggest corporations? that's the choice. >> while the cuts would put the gvt government on a path towards a debt reduction, they are inkrimtat or a lot like a meat clever. it would force the f.a.a. to regularly furlough 4,000 workers a day which accounts for more than 10% of its entire staff. 125,000 families would immediately lose rental assistance putting them at risk of homelessness, and the military's health insurance program would face a $3 billion shortfall, meaning retirees and dependents of active soldiers could lose their coverage. as congress heads into the frantic sprint to the deadline next week, how much influence will president obama have on republicans? a month ago the president signalled he would be doing more outreach towards capitol hill or at least more in-home entertaining. >> personal relationships are important, and obviously i can always do a better job and the nice thing is that now that my girls are ge
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
the economy and not both sides being able to go back to constituencies and say truthfully here's where i stood and it happened nevertheless. it benefits the republicans because their mantra is one of we are not going along with spending cuts without tax increases and we can't have tax increases on top of the 600 billion we went along with. the president made a pitch to independence by saying the word compromise. i'm for doing this in a manner that compromises. i think it's going to happen a week from friday without a vote and that is also to the benefit of the members because they won't be held accountable for it. >> is this the new normal that we came to expect? >> yes. >> how washington works and is it how our founding fathers designed our system to work? isn't there a catch 22 here as we beat congress over this and isn't this the way we were designed to work? >> i can't go that far back in history, but in modern times and the time i have been paying attention which is three decades, i don't think the polarization has been anything like it is today. this entire situation is really re
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
fell out of the 2008 economy. that was the detroit represented by the three big auto manufacturers whose failure would have symbolized to many of us the very failure of america, and that detroit as the obama for america campaign reminded us repeatedly, is now very much alive and kicking. but that detroit, the detroit we all want to see survive, exists in the entire country, not within any specific municipal bounds. then there is the literal detroit, the one where people live, the renaissance city founded initially in 1701. once it was a hub for mechanical manufacturing and detroit in the mid 20th century was a magnet for those looking for work. the city's population grew to more than 1.8 million residents in the 1950s. today, according to the latest census, detroit is the only -- the country's 18th largest city with just more than 700,000 inhabitants, for a city that covers almost 139 square miles. a space that san francisco, boston and manhattan could fit in with room to spare. there are so many factors contributing to the city's financial distress but among them, an 18.2% unemplo
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
says great. let's have sequestration. let's cut $85 billion out of the economy. let's remove hope from the country. i doubt that you read that it said take hope out of the country and ruin the economy. but i get your point. what i find interesting in your argument, chris, is that you seem to overlook the fact that you have just as many democrats out there screaming the same thing on the left. starti ining howard deem. also, the whole idea of sequestration emanated -- >> what office does howard dean own? >> i'm just saying. you're pointing and say ing say >> it pushes both of these folks -- >> i'm sosh ri. i just want to check your facts. what democrats holding office in the congress want to see sequestration. >> the ones who voted for it. starting with them. you mean this whole thing got passed just on republican votes? >> it was called kicking the can -- >> are you kidding? >> i'm going to ask you again, do you believe right now there are any democrats in the house or senate who want to see sequestration? >> yes. >> name one. >> there have been folks on the record, chris. i can't
MSNBC
Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
actually capable of doing? i mean, you talk about the economy and jobs. there is, obviously, debate how many jobs have actually been created in the economy. look. you pointed out to apple ceo, tim cook was in the audience in the state of the union. he is sitting on over 171 million dollars in cash at apple. why? because uncertainty in the marketplace. tom friedman writing this morning something that caught my eye. he said you can feel the economy wants to launch but washington is sitting on the national mute button. we the people feel like the children of permanently divorcing parents. how does this sequestered business end? the president said during the campaign the sequester, the word for automatic spending cuts, he said it would not happen. is it going to happen? >> i always read tom friedman he has that good minnesota sensibility. >> you guys stick together. >> we do. the column today i think is continuation of that. frankly, i believe it's a continuation of exactly the plan the president laid out in detail in the state of the union on tuesday night. we have already made 2.5 tri
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 10:00am PST
of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loophole that is benefit only the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations? that's the choice. >> is there another way with only days to go before the automatic spending cuts kick in? re-enter the bipartisan budget cutters, the duo of simpson and bowles. >> there's no sfri in the country that makes cuts across the board. you try to cut those things that have the least adverse effect on productivity. second, we are cutting those areas where we actually need to invest education, infrastructure, research, and, third, they don't make any cuts in those things that are going faster than the economy. that's stupid, stupid, stupid. >> with us, former white house press secretary and a new msnbc contributor robert gibbs. cyber wars. china's army now targeting u.s. pipelines and nuclear plants. with us to discuss, the authors of a new report tracing the attacks to military headquarters in shanghai. plus, play of the day. while the press corps was banned from the president's golf outing, tiger woods, david l
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
. >> the harshest budget cuts. >> cuts would be so painful for both sides. >> won't help the economy or create jobs, it will eviscerate the job-creating investments. >> just ten days left to prevent $85 billion in spending cuts. >> the sequester. >> the sequester. >> the sequester. >> it won't consider whether we're cutting some bloated program or a vital service. >> it doesn't make those distinctions. if congress allows this meat cleaver approach. >> people are getting hysterical. >> thousands of teachers will be laid off. >> the president is count iing the republicans again. >> the president promised it would happen, he is the commander-in-chief. >> he would like to replace it. he has not put details out there. >> there is a stalemate, just ten days -- >> these cuts are not fair. >> the sky is falling, the sky is falling. >> they don't have to happen. congress has to act. >>> tonight, another dramatic deadline is looming for the financing of the government of the united states of america. in just ten days, an unprecedented $1.2 trillion in spending cuts will begin to take effect. a
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
is very disturbing for people who are working hard and part of the economy. for those of us who fly you are going to have to adjust the schedule and reduce the number of flights. we will see the system remain safe, but boy i will tell you the lines when you travel are going to increase unless congress and the administration step up and they have this week to do it. so they could step into it and avert the sequester. >> thank you for joining us tonight. >>> let's play "hardball" ♪ >> it's a down and dirty world when youp decide shop cho ping the government is screw up traffic control, whatever raises the noise lefrl. bashes the democrats and lowers hope. is this what satisfies the boys in the back row? is this john boehner's version of feedings the zoo? is this final payment to insanity? the last ves taj of what calm republicanism is ready to cough up. how else can you let this frankenstein monster, this doomsday machine, this sequestration go ber circumto damage and mor real to the people. >>> gentlemen, i wrant to start with you, michael, because i know you'll disagree with me. i
MSNBC
Feb 17, 2013 9:00am PST
that his people built. i'm deeply interested in how that worked because given the state of the economy, he probably should have lost and he won not just because of mitt romney's inadequacies, but because he built the finest political organization in recent american history with more than 1 million volunteers. >> you share that in common with barack obama. his hometown of chicago. your hometown is chicago. >> i met barack obama in 2002 and at that time he had just lost for the house of representatives. he told me when we first met when my aunt had died and he came over to pay respects to my cousin's house. he said he was going to run for the u.s. senate. i remember thinking, wow, that's a lot of nerve. he just lost for the house and he is running for the senate? yes, i knew him and i knew a lot of the people around him in chicago for many years because i grew up in chicago politics. my mother was a politician. my mother new barack obama in the '80s. so, you know, in some ways i'm familiar with the political environment that he came out of and i think that, you know, it's giving me a lit
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
coming from mexico. and part of that is the bad economy in the u.s. there's just fewer jobs. part of that is a good economy in mexico. part of it's our enforcement. and of course, drug cartels and the drug war in mexico have played a huge role. >> but james, republicans are going to have to talk about border security, border security, border security to sell the other part of this. we saw john mccain and jeff flake, the two senators from arizona, having to sort of go back and forth and back and forth and slowly move their constituents along. and the way they do that is by talking tough on the border. >> yes. and this is politics playing out. right after the election, even sean hannity said well, maybe i'm for some kind of a border thing. the people in the republican party voting in these republican primaries, they're not sold on this. and i think senator mccain found that when he went back to arizona. it's going to happen time and time again. and they do have to bring them along. >> it's going to be tough in louisiana, too, isn't it? >> very. >> mary landrieu. is mary, the democratic
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
republicans themselves admit those cuts would hurt our economy and endanger our national security. take a listen. >> you have really been strongly saying that we've got to overt where this is going. what can listeners around the country do to deal with this pending crisis. we're looking at eight days from now a major problem if we can't turn it around. >> so basically, what's happened is yeah, the republicans, back in 2011, threatened to default on the government paying its bills, unless we instituted a deficit reduction plan of $1.2 trillion. and what the deal was, the cuts were going to be so harmful, democrats and republicans would come together to find a more sensible way to reduce the debt with tax revenue and spending cuts. obviously, congress has not been able to make such progress. the republicans have said they don't want to do anymore revenue, even if it's just a matter of closing tax loopholes for some of the wealth yesz americans and well-connected corporations in the country. and so the danger is is that this will weaken the recovery. we'll see hundreds of thousands of people
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 9:00am PST
being on vacation when they dealing with the the sequester. it's hanging over the economy. and you say like the airplane we are flying is going down and we're taking a break to watch the in-flight movie. so what are you talking about? is this sort of a lack of urgency from both sides? because there's no incentive for democrats nor republicans to cut a deal here? >> i am not saying that at all, alex. i'm saying that the house leadership on the republican side, which controls the schedule, controls the calendar, they have every power to bring us back to d.c., to go back to our desks on the floor of the house and work out the problem. with ten days to go before the ridiculous sequester takes place, we don't get called back to washington. instead, we have what we call a district work week scheduled. in other words, people are working on things other than averting this sequester. i think it's ridiculous. i think that even to see the republican house leadership working hardest on blaming president obama for the sequester is foolish. what we have is speaker boehner making posters about pr
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
necessary. they'll hurt our economy, they'll raise the unemployment rate, and the reason is because congress has in the been able to compromise on a deficit reduction package that's more sensible. ♪ >>> we start with the president who today reached out to republican leaders in congress with just eight days to go before tens of millions of dollars in brutal budget cuts will take effect. and we can only hope that for the sake of the country, republicans have started to listen. because polls out today show that the american people certainly favor the president's approach to the so-called sequester on march 1st. but they find the republican position about as popular as karl rove at a tea party event and that's because this budget battle sounds very familiar. and that's why the president is reaching exactly the same message on these cuts that he campaigned on last year. >> they're not necessary. they'll hurt our economy. they'll raise the unemployment rate, and the reason is because congress has not been able to compromise on a deficit reduction package that's more sensible. >> unfortu
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST
let me just point out that the overall impact of the economy will be to slow down the recovery. >> what do we know about planned talks next week? >> not much. as you just were saying there's not been much in the way of talks so far and most of what the president has planned is what the republicans have been decrying as more of a campaign strategy than anything across the country and taking his case to the people about the potential effects of this sequester. he did make those calls to boehner and mcconnell yesterday. it was seen as prefunctory and no real negotiations and i think part of the reason why the discussion is turning in to a blame game is that both sides have basically accepted that this is going to happen and now all that remains is trying to blame each other for it when it comes. >> zachary, you know wall street and all sides of this. we have not seen a great reaction of wall street. that was the looming cloud with the fiscal cliff. what would wall street do and jolt me believes of congress. does that help or hurt the president as he tries to explain to people, at
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
the sequester will shrink the economy rather than grow it. and the second thing is, policy particularly president's healthcare policy, are already on the road to closing our deficit. to narrowing it and making it smaller because it is going to affect healthcare cost. >> no doubt about it. e.j., when you alluded to that in your column -- i want it read e.j. to e.j. republicans want it place as much distance between themselves and the 2012 election as they possibly can. from their perspective, the more months we put away on these dumb fake emergencies, the better. as obama's clout slowly dimirnishes, so will his opportunities to pret his priorities. there is always a little personal interaction here, e.j. >> i think is personal, and i also think it has to do with policy and ideas. because every moment we spend -- we're sitting here talking about this fake crises, and it is a fake crisis, when we aught to be talking about other things. like how do we get people back to work, raise equality, upward mobility. i think part of what is going on here is that if we go through with th
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST
of jobs and our entire economy at risk just for protect a few special interest tax loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest americans? that's the choice. >> when folks here that at home, lois, is this something that boils down to republicans being seens the losers. when you got americans, workings folks, standing behind the president in this bully pulpit forum. we don't expect to have a press conference tomorrow with teachers behind him saying i'm okay with losing my job? >> that's right. the president and the white house have done a very effective job in framing this. you know, his speech this morning was really, the sky is falling. the sky is falling. prisoners are going to be let free. the borders aren't going to be protected. you know, you're going to be in danger flying. and the reality might not quite be as dire because 30 days after the sequestration goes in, there's something called the continuing resolution where all this money goes back into a big pool and it can be shifted and used in all manner of things. but what the president is banking on is things like the boston
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 4:00am PST
hangs like this overcast sky over our whole economy. >> colorado governor john hickenlooper, one of the governors who met with the president on friday about the potential impact that the sequester would have on state economies. let's go to kristen welker. what are they doing to keep the sequester from taking affect? >> president obama will have conversations with congress this weekend and into next week. so far, talks have yielded no results. both sides are dug in, and it seems increasingly likely that the sequester will go into effect. in his weekly address today, president obama said it's up to congress to act. >> i never think anything is inevitable, we have the opportunity to make the right decisions. my hope is we can see a different course taken by congress. this should be a no-brainer. >> in an effort to pressure congress, the obama administration has also been painting a fairly dire picture of what will happen if the sequester kicks in and on friday outgoing transportation secretary ray lahood says it will have a big impact on the air travel industry. as many as 47,000 employees
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 1:00am PST
accrued. the country about and the economy again on the brink. hours before that self-imposed economic doomsday for us and the planet, the president announces that a deal has been struck. it was close and unpleasant, and it was all on purpose. that was july. by september, same year, another threatened government shutdown. this time it was the senate that had to find its way back from the edge of catastrophe, but they did it with something like 90 minutes to spare. then this past december, let's all go back to the brink. congressional republicans threatening an avalanche of tax hikes and other recession-inducing budget cuts. it's the fiscal cliff, look out! congressional republicans blew right past the new year's eve deadline and then after the sky was supposed to have fallen, a deal was made shortly thereafter to retroactively avert said disaster. remember all that? well, here we are again, back at the brink again. do brinks wear out if you use them too much? for the seventh time since winning the majority, congressional republicans are holding the government sort of hostage. tonight w
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 12:00am PST
: from guns to the economy, the people are behind the president, and new polling proves it. i'll ask the big congressional panel tonight how these numbers impact their fight for progress. >>> first jan brewer. then jon kasich. now rick scott is embracing obama's socialist vision for america. i'll tell you why the florida governor's flip on obama care shouldn't come as a big surprise. >>> plus, the great dan rather on the right-wing media infecting the political process. >>> shades of the o.j. trial after another blade runner bombshell. >>> a florida college names its stadium after a private prison. i'll tell you why that's an awful idea. >>> and fat cats beware. there's a brand new push to go after capital gains taxes. >> i don't know how much longer i'm going to do this. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. most people who pick up a newspaper in this country go to the "usa today." it is still the most highly circulated paper in the country. this is what folks who picked up the "usa today" saw this morning. a front-page graphic of president obama with pai
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 2:00am PST
when we were trying to save the economy, until this time. and now that we are finally stumbling back from the depths of recession, we are still trying to cut government jobs. look at this, more than 70,000 government workers were canned when the recession began. the government sent 9,000 government workers home with a final paycheck, good luck, officer, see you around. so chart imitates life. we lionize and celebrate the people who fix the math, and rescue us from fires. we lionize and celebrate them justly as we should. and then in record numbers we can them, hurting them and us as a country. not every public sector worker is going to win the medal of valor like those at the white house today. but there is reason to appreciate them, both in the heroic and in the specific, and in the aggregate, for what they do for us every day. that does it for us, we'll see >>> good thursday morning. right now on "first look" -- the oscar pistorius murder investigation gets even more complex as the lead detective is facing multiple murder charges stemming from another case. a massive winter storm i
MSNBC
Feb 24, 2013 4:00am PST
, lost by 5 million votes to a beatable incumbent presiding over an anemic economy. the explanation is not purely technical or personality oriented at the national level. the republicans have a winning message for the nation that no longer exists. you've got to start with this, joe. it's a well crafted nation. they have a winning message for the nation. by the way, they didn't know a new election existed. sometime around 9:00 at night when we saw virginia looking close, whoa, what's going on, it looks like a new country's voting here. they're still playing to the old country. >> yeah, absolutely. it's like they didn't get the message in 2008. oi i think they thought the mek in 2008 was a fluke. >> didn't you actually worry that it was? >> actually no. i thought barack obama was going to win. if you look at the trajectory, it's been growing for two years. and they've always used the far right to do it. they get them all excited over cultural issues. >> it used to be it was a fair game. >> there's not enough of them. >> for every african-american vote, for example, or latino vote more ap
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 10:00am PST
stabilize our debt so it isn't growing faster than our economy can grow. that means entitlement reform. it means tax reform. everybody knows that. and we've got to get back to it. >> the president said that he's in favor of entitlement reform. he has been specific about dealing with medicare and some aspects of retirement, but has he been specific enough? i'm going to ask you about taxes in a minute, but from the president and the white house's perspective, as he put enough out there on the table to reel in the republicans and get them to negotiate seriously? >> well, i hope so. he's put some things on the table that his own troops didn't like, which is absolutely necessary. he had to do that to show that he was serious. one thing is the reform of the consumer price index, which is really a technical adjustment, but it would mean slightly lower social security benefits and other benefits going forward. now, you could offset that with other changes in the law, but it is the right thing to do. and his own troops were kind of unhappy about that, but he put it out there and he has c
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
the local economy and buying at stores and contributing and paying taxes so it is not necessarily a bad thing, but i think that people are a little tired of tying immigration to border security in many places. >> so let me just ask you more specifically because the republican criticism is the president hasn't done enough. the white house suggestion is that they in fact have done more for border security than has been done before and we know about the numbers of deportations. has the white house done enough? >> i think the white house has done quite a bit and frankly in today's political environment the truth is you always have to find something to complain about, something to throw rocks at, and border security just happens to be it for the time being or the conversation about the white house's essentially a statement of principles, so i think in the current environment something is going to get done. you can tell by all the activity. you can tell by the fact that tempers are high right now and all of that bodes well for the final passage of the immigration bill this session of cong
MSNBC
Feb 24, 2013 11:00am PST
affected. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. this is not an exaggeration. they will lose jobs. >> as the white house warns the sequester blame game has started. live with us secretary of transportation ray lahood who sounded a pretty loud alarm bell on friday. mr. secretary, good morning. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> you talked friday about a calamity in our air service system in america, a billion dollars in cuts that have to be made at the department of transportation, $600 million from the faa, 47,000 faa employees will need to be furloughed at least one day per pay period. is it still going to be safe for the american public to fly if this sequester goes forward. >> one thing we never compromise on is safety. we will never take a back seat to safety. safety will not be compromised. but we will have work with the airlines in slowing planes down. but there will be enough controllers to make sure planes are guided in and out of airports safely. >> this
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
grow the economy. those are big military towns. he wants to talk about infrastructure in what he talks about in the state of the union address. note that most of these markets are about military presence, so he wants potential questions about furloughs. white house is calling it a fix it first policy. the president will also revise his call for a private partnership to attract financing. third part of the plan calls for cutting red tape to get permits. >> if we upgrade our infrastructure, that'll bring even more jobs, and that's the attitude of a lot of companies all around the world. and i know you want these job-creating projects in your districts. i've seen those ribbon cuttings. all of this is designed to turn up the pressure on republicans by pushing budget consequences into share backyards. >> border patrol agents will see their hours reduced. fbi agents will be furloughed. federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. pe
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
sequester, the healthcare law and the economy, and plus whether the republican party needs to change its tune. and a democratic governor is getting a big hand. bill clinton lends his star power to the virginia race that we won't be able to stop talking about all year. but first, take a look at today's politics planner. the new prime minister of japan comes to the white house today. this is the fifth japanese prime minister since president obama was sworn in for his first term. but this is the first rerun for prime minister abe. my insurance rates are probably gonna double. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? [ male announcer ] whether it's mom's smartphone... dad's tablet... lauren's smartphone... or kevin's smartphone... at&t mobile share makes it affordable for the whole family to share data on all their devices. and when you connect a tablet, you save $100. ♪ at&t. rethink possible. so i can't afford to have ger
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
economy if this does happen, and then you're going to have more finger-pointing. >> mark, your fix-a-debt, are they going to come down hard on congress, even if it's the republicans, if they believe the republicans are walking away from a deal? >> we should be pushing both sides for a deal because it's going to take both sides to get the deal done. but when tom friedman in the new york times and the washington post says had the $1.5 trillion that the president is talking about is not enough, is really isn't tax reform. so i think you're seeing a growing crescendo and this will crowd it every issue if we don't address it. >> you heard the white house say this weekend, when denis mcdonough went out and said you cannot raise the age in medicare because it's a cost-shifting not a cost-saver. >> that's because, if you raise it to 67, the 65-year-olds, many of them are healthy, medicare isn't spending a lot of money on them. if you move up to 67, you're ending up having to, you're not seeing a lot of saving in revenue there. he has put out an idea -- the democrats have supported an idea on cpi,
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Feb 23, 2013 5:00am PST
you get health. >> given the political economy, that the hospital is grabbing the dollars which i think is a fair enough way to stay in florida. i'm fascinated what's happening in florida where you are. blue state, republican governor, seems to be leaning towards objecting against the medicare expansion. i want to talk about that right after this break. [ male announr it's mom's smartphone... dad's tablet... lauren's smartphone... or kevin's smartphone... at&t mobile share makes it affordable for the whole family to share data on all their devices. and when you connect a tablet, you save $100. ♪ at&t. rethink possible. ya. alright, another one just like that. right in the old bucket. good toss! see that's much better! that was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target. let's do it again -- watch me. just like that one... [ male announcer ] the durability of the volkswagen passat. pass down something he will be grateful for. good arm. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ back to you. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is
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Feb 18, 2013 10:00am PST
-- i mean, we don't really know what's going to happen to the economy if the sequester stays in place. the theory is it's going to be pretty bad. congress could back fill some of those cuts april or may or down the road, could dump them a little bit more money to the pentagon and try to offset some of the damages. right now we really don't know, and there's really no one that has proposed anything that could pass both chambers at this point. >> jake sherman, thank you very much. good to see you. >> with our politico briefing. coming up next, to the vatican. s will the vatican now fast track the election of the new pope? we're live in rome next. ann thompson coming up right here on "andrea mitchell reports." [ male announcer ] here's a word you should keep in mind. unbiased. some brokerage firms are. but way too many aren't. why? because selling their funds makes them more money. which makes you wonder -- isn't that a conflict? search "proprietary mutual funds." yikes! then go to e-trade. we've got over 8,000 mutual funds, and not one of them has our name on it. we're in the business o
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Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
tax proposal he has. it's things that immediately matter like what's happening with the economy. i have no idea what bobby jindal is doing but he's a little off base here. >> that's a fair condemnation. jonathan, paul ryan says he truly, honestly doesn't any if he's going to run for president in 2016. if that's the case though, then maybe he should tell his friends because one of them recently told politico and i'm quoting that ryan has no interest in the sheer grind of campaigning. it's hard to see him having what it takes. jonathan, if that's how his friends are talking about him now, what will his enemies say if mr. ryan does decide to throw his hat in the ring? >> well, they will say much worse, but if all the people we've been talking about as potential candidates, paul ryan is the one that has a legitimate claim to run. he's young, very smart, has his budget plan that's been passed twice and ignored an equal number of times. >> and derided by virtually every economist who says the math doesn't add up but now he's going to reduce the deficit and achievements not in 30 but in 1
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Feb 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
reasons, it's bad for the economy if you don't have spending power. and for fairness. because of wages you can't go to malasia for a sandwich. so it is food service. if you look at where it has an effect. it is in those areas. they are not making things they are performing a service where people will be physically but also with president bush how did it happen that we got the last two raises that we got? >> in 2007 the democrats were in control of congress. the model was 1996 when you had a democratic president and big clinton. newt gingrich likes to win things. it has been a while since he has but it was at that point still on a roll. you had dick armey who was the majority leader who was dead set against it. but the republicans gave into reality for some of the republicans, but the sort of more traditional conservatives, they keep telling people to go to work. we don't want the 47%. how do you turn around and say yes, people should go to work but shouldn't make enough money to live on. this is a subset of the most interesting dynamic in the world today. as i said, will the meanies be
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Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
moving forward to address our central concerns. >> but the tea party issues on the economy and their, you know, deep concern about the $16 trillion ballooning deficit, are those concerns legit? >> concerns about the deficit are legitimate. the important thing to understand is that the republican party as a whole doesn't give a rat's patootie about the deficit. they can say they do all day, but if you are not for what the president calls a balanced approach, which all the experts say is the only way you will really address the deficit, a combination of steep budget cuts in certain areas and some tax increases in other areas, you cannot get from here to there in deficit reduction. so anybody who says that just budget cuts, no tax increases is not serious about reducing the deficit. and republicans have been a tax cut party, not a deficit reduction party for the last 25 years. >> when it comes to things have you in your house, one thing i love is this gathering of campaign buttons. >> yeah. >> where did that come from? >> that collection is actually my father's. >> adeli stevenson. i se
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Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm PST
over an anemic economy. the explanation is not purely technical or personalality oriented at the national level. republicans have a winning message for a nation that no longer exists. you got to start with this, joy. it's a well-crafted sentence. they have a winning message for a nation that no longer exists. in all fairness, they didn't know it existed until the day after the election, sometime around 9:00 at night when we all saw virginia looking close. what he, goes og on? it looks like a new country is voting here. they're still playing to the old country. >> it's like they didn't get the message in 2008. a lot of people on the right thought 2008 was basically a fluke, but what they have missed is the mi nofert -- >> didn't you worry it was? >> actually, no, i thought barack obama was going to win to be honest with you. i didn't. because the thing is if you look at the trajectory of the minority share of the electorate, it's been growing by a pretty consistent 2% every four years. so if you look at the electorate when bill clinton got elected versus when ronald reagan got ele
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Feb 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
which it's coming out of economy. >> it is. >> if you look -- if you look at the history of this country from '92 to 2000" under president clinton and the largely republican congress, the federal outlay against gdp went down by 4%. we're talking about half a percent here. this is not a big deal, a. b, goldy is very wrong. president obama and the white house were the ones that proposed the sequester in 2011. >> and 174 republicans voted for it. >> why does that matter? why does that matter? >> it does not matter. i'm responding to what goldie said. >> what's your headline? >> my line is "bust." >> this is a punt and it's a complete busted news because in reality they will sit down and punt this thing down the road like they have done so many times. we're talking about an issue that came up almost two years ago now. my headline is "punt." >> as i do frequently on the broadcast i turn to you for some sanity, sir, save us. >> well, that's pretty scary. the point that has been missed is that it's not just the amount of these cuts it's the fact that they are indiscriminant. they are go
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
would be quote as necessary to defense as it is to the national economy and the personal safety. as president, eisenhower set out to gather national support complete with a made-for-tv style campaign ad. >> in this century, america has become a nation on wheels. we ride on wheels to work, to shop, to play, to go about any place we want to go. we depend on wheels to bring us the food we eat and the clothes we wear and the things that we use, but when we depend on wheels, we depend also on highways. >> but of course, as all things in washington tend to go, the 34th president struggled with the lack of consensus. governors, democrat and republican, fought eisenhower e on with what they called his plan for the biggest federal aid programs, calling the republican president to task for running away from his staunch opposition to federal encroachment on state sovereignty. it was in fact the democratic senator from virginia, harry byrd, who tried to block eisenhower's plan, and byrd was known as a pay as you go man, and he had a wild hatred for debt. after a lot of coalition building presid
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
accept. at the same time, the president is urging and saying this affects the broader economy and the republicans acknowledge that but are not ready to go back to the negotiating table right now. >> ken, i guess the other point here is that, you know, if the sequester happens and, for example, in "the washington times" today, they talked about the ripple effect on defense contractors and the thousands of jobs that they are preparing to have layoffs for because of the threat of sequester. i mean, who gets the blame if the economy starts to tank? >> right. well, congress gets the blame more generally and that is what i think is sort of lost here in the jockeying, the positioning and pointing fingers at both sides. we already see historic negative approval ratings for congress. it's only going to get down to both parties detriment. however, i do think the president, by virtue of having this bully pulpit we will see him exercise later this morning and presumely for the next several days, does have a little bit of the upper hand here. i'm not sure if it's quite so much that he can convince
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Feb 21, 2013 12:00am PST
to hurt the economy. but what the president didn't mention, that the sequester, that was his idea in the first place. >> not smart, not fair, it was his idea? let's keep adding it up, boys. today john boehner fired off his latest shot in this blame game. he took to the pages of the "wall street journal" to accuse the president of the united states of creating a financial crisis. boehner said the president's sequester is now eminent. but the daily beast website released some information today to knock down boehner's accusations. you see, back in 2011, boehner's office developed a power point presentation for house republicans. it was a two-step approach, but it actually contained three steps. first of all, no tax hikes. of course that's typical. spending cuts extending the debt ceiling increase, and spending caps. but while pushing those spending caps, boehner did what? he highlighted a special trigger mechanism -- sequestration. boehner was selling this idea to his caucus as a good way to make sure that they were going to be able to get the cuts that they really wanted. boehner loved
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Feb 22, 2013 9:00am PST
rates create a stronger american middle class, a morrow bust economy? fans of history, facts, and economic data question the merits of trickle down economics. since ronald reagan took office, the government has eased the tax burden on the wealthiest americans. the result of three decades of tax cutting, according to a cbo report that republicans tried desperately to kill, "there is not conclusive evidence to substantiate a clear relationship between the 65-year steady reduction in the top tax rates and economic growth." so what is the legacy of the last three decades? staggering income disparity. the average household income has skyrocketed for the top 1% far outpacing the modest gains by the bottom 99%. in 2010 93% of income gains went to the top 1%. in 2011 the average .01%er made $23 million. that same year the average member of the bottom 90% made $30,000. according to the washington post given the gaping difference in income, it was hard to graph the disparity on the same chart. the past month and a half has shown just how vulnerable the middle and working class remain. as la
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Feb 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
chopping down the government and hurting the economy is the smart move. but bring it all down is now the hard right battle cry. slash spending, short the pentagon. crew up traffic control whatever raises the noise level, bashes the democrats and lowers hope. is this the tea party dream? is this john boehner's version of feeding time at the zoo, giving the crazies what they want so they will sit in their seats and behave? is this final payment to insanity the last vestige of what calm republicanism is ready to cough up? but how else can you explain the readiness of the gop leadership to let this fraken stein's monster, it doomsday machine, this sequestration go all out berserk? how else can we understand the party of lincoln doing such economic damage to the republic, such damage and moral to the people. democrat ed rendell and republican michael steele. gentlemen, i want to start with you, michael, because i know you will disagree with me and that's what this is about. i read a lot of good reporting today, not analysis, but good reporting from your side of the aisle, further right than y
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